Fwd: Berkeley Catholic Worker: Employment Opportunity
> Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 10:41:06 -0700 (PDT)[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Subject: Berkeley Catholic Worker: Employment Opportunity
> From: "Jill Theresa Messing" <jmessing@...>
> To: jmessing@...
> Dear Catholic Worker Community,
> The Berkeley (California) Catholic Worker, Dorothy Day House, is looking
> for someone to oversee operations. As we do not have a worker-house, a
> small salary is provided for living expenses.
> We serve meals in downtown Berkeley six days per week, and run a shelter
> for the homeless during the winter months. The current director (me!) is
> a PhD student in social welfare at Berkeley. I will be graduating in May,
> and am moving. I love my job, and hope to find someone who adheres to the
> Catholic Worker philosophy to take over for me.
> Please distribute the following information, or the attached flyer, widely.
> Thank you!
> HALF TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR
> DOROTHY DAY HOUSE: BERKELEY (California) CATHOLIC WORKER
> A small Catholic Worker in Berkeley, CA is looking for a Director to
> oversee operations. We serve meals in downtown Berkeley six days per
> week, and run a shelter for the homeless during the winter months.
> This is a half-time position (15-20 hours per week) and pays approximately
> $15,000.00 per year, in order to cover living expenses as we do not have a
> Worker-house. Most work can be done from home, but you must be available
> in the mornings (5:00am 10:00am) and spend approximately 1 hour per day,
> 4-5 times per week (8:00am-9:00am) serving meals to the homeless in
> Qualities needed: Strong leadership and organizational skills and a desire
> to work among the poverty stricken, are necessary qualities. Preferred
> qualities include: experience in the administration of social services
> and/or non-profit organizations, social work/social service background,
> food service background. This position reports to the Board of Directors.
> Duties include:
> Management: Oversight of personnel, volunteers, interns, grant writing &
> donor development.
> Administration: Keep records for the organization (including statistics on
> clients), Create Agenda for board meetings, reporting, uphold contracts &
> licensing agreements, monitor correspondence (within the agency & outside
> the organization).
> Financial: Write paychecks (during the winter), Communicate/ work with the
> Treasurer to oversee finances of the Organization, Responsible for any
> large purchases that DDH must make.
> Dorothy Day House is dedicated to fostering community by providing a
> caring presence and sustenance to the poor among us.
> While Dorothy Day House has it roots in Berkeleys Catholic Worker
> community, we are currently a multi-denominational organization, welcoming
> volunteers of all beliefs.
> Dorothy Day House started out in the early 1980s as an informal group of
> parishioners from North Berkeleys St. Mary Magdalene Church who
> distributed sandwiches a few times a week at Peoples Park. This project
> grew and, by the early 1990s, we began serving daily breakfast to Berkeley
> Mens Shelter guests and to any and all in need at Peoples Park. In the
> mid-1990s, municipal funding allowed us to move indoors to serve
> breakfast. In the late 1990s, we began recruiting community groups to
> prepare dinners for the Berkeley Mens Shelter as well.
> In 2003, we began hosting the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter at St.
> Marks Episcopal Church. During the worst of the winter storms, a
> dedicated team of staff and volunteers welcomes up to 70 people each night
> who have not been able to get into other emergency shelters.
> Questions? CONTACT: Jill Messing at (510) 393-8015, jmessing@...